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CNM Market Saturation???

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Specializes in Labor & Delivery.

Hi everybody,

I always hear about NP, specifically FNP, market saturation. It is very difficult to find information online about this for CNMs. I have tried to check out ACNM's website... and any government website just lumps CNMs in with NPs which isn't helpful. I always imagined CNM wasn't necessarily the most "desirable" specialty, because it often involves long hours and on call time (compared to a path that would grant you a 9-5 type of schedule) - of course, if it's your calling, you love it for what it is.

So I figured I would ask here. Do you think there's too many CNMs being produced? Is that first new grad CNM job difficult to snag (say, more difficult than snagging a new grad RN job)? Is there a driving down of wages due to supply and demand issues? I'm particularly interested in the East Coast area experience.

Thanks in advance!

LibraSunCNM, MSN

Specializes in OB. Has 10 years experience.

23 hours ago, aspiringcnm3 said:

So I figured I would ask here.

Do you think there's too many CNMs being produced? No, we need many, many more CNMs. There are dire shortages of OB providers in many areas of the country

Is that first new grad CNM job difficult to snag (say, more difficult than snagging a new grad RN job)? Sometimes, depending on your location. But not because of an oversupply, but rather usually because you're in a CNM-unfriendly location.

Is there a driving down of wages due to supply and demand issues? I'm particularly interested in the East Coast area experience. Not that I've seen

Thanks in advance!

Just my experience

aspiringcnm3, RN

Specializes in Labor & Delivery.

2 hours ago, LibraSunCNM said:

Just my experience

Thank you so much, I appreciate your input!!

JourneyToCNM, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Labor & Delivery. Has 4 years experience.

https://bhw.HRSA.gov/sites/default/files/bhw/health-workforce-analysis/research/projections/womens-health-report.pdf

this should help